For men: 6 things you are doing that will lower your sperm count | Pulse Ghana

2021-11-22 10:04:39 By :

Studies have shown that modern men have insufficient sperm counts.

A study by the Hebrew University showed that in the past 40 years, the sperm count of western men has fallen by more than 50%. Although scientists are unable to determine an exact explanation, studies have shown that certain lifestyle factors play an important role in the sperm count of men. The good news is that most of the time, these levels are not permanent.

Normal sperm production takes 60 to 90 days. This means that the effects of bad lifestyle choices can be reversed in just two to three months.

Here are some of the most common behaviors that lead to a decrease in sperm count and how to deal with them.

It is a misunderstanding that men must preserve sperm when giving birth. In fact, frequent sexual activity is very important for sperm health. If the body does not get the information to produce sperm, it will not produce that much.

In essence, either use it or lose it. Health experts recommend that men ejaculate once or twice a week to maintain production.

It is well known that exposure to high temperatures can affect sperm production. Hot tubs and even heated car seats are to blame, but one of the most common sources of heat is laptop computers. The laptop can indeed cook sperm.

It is also worth noting that certain occupations involving heat, such as working as a cook in a hot kitchen or working as a firefighter in an airtight uniform, can have a negative impact on sperm count.

Smoking tobacco or marijuana may reduce sperm count, potency and quality. Toxins and pollutants travel from the lungs through the circulatory system to the testes.

Studies have shown that simply quitting smoking can have an effect on sperm count within a few months.

Due to the subjective nature of stress, it is difficult to quantify the impact of stress, but generally speaking, fertility experts recommend that men try to minimize stress. Studies have found that men who feel stressed are more likely to have lower sperm concentrations. Stress can lead to increased levels of the hormone glucocorticoid, which negatively affects the production of testosterone and sperm. Taking anxiolytics or antidepressants can make the problem worse. "Certain medications can cause erectile dysfunction and affect ejaculation volume.

It is not recommended to wear underwear or any clothes that are close to the body and close to the scrotum. The ideal temperature for sperm production is a few degrees lower than body temperature, which is why the testicles are located where they are. When they are too close to the body, the testicles cannot regulate temperature to produce healthy sperm.

When consumed in high doses, alcohol can affect the ability of the testicles to produce sperm.

In other words, drinking red wine in moderation may actually have a protective effect on sperm. The antioxidants in red wine can help reduce sperm exposure to free radicals, which can damage cells and DNA.

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